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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Five Hop is a New Zealand take on a traditional English ale. A range of Nelson Hops including Cascade, Pacifica, Motueka, Hallertau and Sauvin give Moa Five Hop a savoury, hoppy nose and creamy, honeyed characters on the palate. A well-balanced companion to any meal.

Tasting Notes
Moa Five Hop Winter Ale utilises pilsner, Vienna, Munich and crystal malts to produce a distinctive mouth feel and flavour. New Zealand grown B Saaz and Hallertau aroma hops are used to produce an ale with an extremely high bitterness. An English ale yeast completes this ‘Brewer’s Beer’. Moa Five Hop is a strong ale fermented at warm temperatures to maximise aromatic and floral aromas. The English ale yeast provides a low apparent attenuation and sweeter finish. Bottle conditioned, Moa Five Hop will age well. Moa Five Hop is best served at approximately 9-11˚C in a tulip glass.

Awards
Gold – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Silver – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze – Brewing Industry Intl. Awards


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skarecrow (105) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2016
500ml bottle. Sweet aroma with minor hoppy and malty notes. Poured light hazy amber with creamy head. Medium bitterness gives way to hoppy/grassy finish with a touch of wet cardboard. Adequate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Tap at MOA Singapore. Golden pour, white head. More citrus and yeast, less malt - makes this pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6182) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2016
500ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey amber colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Dusty, grassy, unspecific fruity, hoppy aroma, cautious hints of dried apricot, kumquat, mandarine, mouldy blue grapes, mellow caramel malty background. Taste is grassy and citrusy fruity hoppy, caramel malty basis with a touch of toffee, hints of kumquat, mandarine, minimally chalky bitterness. Unbalanced, no harmony between malty basis and hoppy fruitiness. Not every classical style is automatically improved by bounteous hopping.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OsuStu (201) - - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. Clear amber color with no head to speak of. Visible effervescence. Aroma of cereals, apples, caramel. Quite malty. Caramel, very mild hops, straw. Light body. Bitter, nearly sour aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DylansDad (581) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2016
Aroma of earthy, sweet spices, nougat, peanut brittle, caramel. Tatse the same quite dry and more spice at the end. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (139) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2016
Poured from tap a dark Amber with medium head. You can feel the spice through and through. Hits you from the start and followed through in the taste. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leduardol (112) - - FEB 20, 2016
Coloração marrom com creme farto e duradouro. Creme bege. Boa carbonatação, corpo leve, sabor intenso Herbal e floral. Notas fortes de malte, e final de amargor médio e picante. Sente-se todas as notas dos lúpulos de aroma e amargor. Álcool bem inserido com aromas de caramelo e floral. Garra verde escura, personalizado e bem pesada com arrolhamento de espumante. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (1138) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 29, 2016
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 16 Jan. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of pine and hops with vanilla. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazbion (285) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 11, 2015
Pours cloudy amber with frothy persistent beige head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, earthy notes, a bit floral. Taste is light sweet, citric, malty. Soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Interesting brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
500 ml bottle at the restaurant "Chophouse" in Sydney, on October 14, 2015.
Clear brown color, off-white to tan head. Malty, light toasted, earthy hoppy scent. Herbal, floral, hoppy taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Feels fairly dry and attenuated.


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